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Catering By The Family Celebrates Two Years as The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater’s Exclusive Caterer

Tampa, FL, June 28, 2019 --( To throw a great party, you need an incredible venue and an exceptional caterer. Now celebrating two years of partnership, Catering By The Family (CBTF) and The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater are working together to serve up unforgettable experiences.

Located in Downtown St. Petersburg, The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater is a 2,031-seat live performance venue. Featuring waterfront views, the venue also offers a grand ballroom, plaza, and atriums for events. Since 2017, CBTF has served as The Mahaffey Theater’s exclusive caterer, providing chef-driven cuisine that features high-quality ingredients and regional influences.

Joseph Santiago, The Mahaffey Theater’s General Manager, said, “We have been working exclusively with Catering By The Family for two years now. We have been very pleased with their efficiency, their attention to detail, and their focus on our customers. Our pre-show dinners are on-time, presented well, and we receive great feedback from our guests on the quality of the food. Catering By The Family has helped us enhance our overall event experience.”

CBTF Owner Steven Gonzalez, Sr. said, “The Mahaffey Theater is a premier special event destination in Tampa Bay, and we are committed to supporting the flawless execution of every event hosted there, from weddings to performances. We believe that the artistry of our food and service complements the beauty of the venue, creating memorable experiences for our guests.”

Sandy Thiebe, Executive Sales Consultant for CBTF and Director of Catering for The Mahaffey Theater, said, “The Mahaffey Theater is truly a special venue, offering one-of-a-kind events that are a bride’s dream come true. I love seeing the look on an engaged couple’s faces when they see the venue for the first time. The teamwork we have with the staff at the theater makes it possible to realize any dream!”

To book an event at The Mahaffey Theater featuring CBTF’s chef-driven cuisine, visit

About Catering By The Family:

As one of Tampa Bay’s oldest and largest full-service caterers, CBTF is known for its chef-driven menus and exceptional service. A leader in catering trends throughout the Bay area, CBTF is the official caterer for more than 50 venues and events in the Tampa Bay area and Sarasota, including St. Petersburg’s The Mahaffey Theater, Dade City’s Covington Farm, Gasparilla, Tampa’s River Center, Plant City’s The Rustic Barn, and Kathleen’s Garden. The kitchen is led by Chef Steven Gonzalez, Jr., who infuses the cuisine with his signature flavors developed during his time with the Brennan Family Group in New Orleans. Accolades include “Best Caterer” in the Tampa Bay Times’ 2019 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards, “Best of Florida/Southeast Wedding Caterer” from The Knot Magazine, “Couples Choice Award” from Wedding Wire, “Caterer of the Year Tampa Bay,” and more. For more information, visit CBTF's website at

About The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater:

The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater is a performing arts facility and concert hall located on the downtown waterfront in St. Petersburg, Florida. First opened in May 1965, the 2,031-seat facility features European box-style seating, event space, and views of Tampa Bay. For more information, visit
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Tanya Cielo
Steven Gonzalez Sr.
2322 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33609

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